Monument Valley

2.5 Hours of Monument Valley's Backcountry Jeep Tour

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From $75.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on this tour that introduces you to Monument Valley's major scenic attractions. During the journey, see backcountry monuments, which include arches and ancient petroglyphs from the Anasazi people. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • Explore the natural features of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
  • See arches and other rock formations used in films and other media
  • Hear stories about the area from your guide
  • Choice of departure times when booking

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Transport by open-air Safari vehicle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Face mask and hand sanitizers
  • Local taxes
  • Pet friendly
  • NO Entrance fee to the Monument Valley Tribal Park
  • Gratuities
  • No Horse Tours

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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    XVJP+PWJ Oljato-Monument Valley, AZ, USA

    West of The View Hotel building, about 50 yards. Visible Sign: Navajo Tours Loading Area

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your tour begins through Monument Valley's natural attractions.

With your guide, make your first stop at John Ford's Point, where some of John Wayne's western movies were filmed, as well as 'Transformers: Age of Extinction.' Then head into the backcountry area of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park to see the Sun's Eye Arch. Standing here at a specific degree, you can look into the rock arch to find out how it got its name. Also at this location, check out petroglyphs from the Anasazi people and listen to stories from your guide.

Then continue to the Big Hogan, another natural feature that's a favorite photo op site, before stopping at your last backcountry attraction, the Ear of the Wind, the largest arch in the park.

Next, head to the Totem Pole for more photo ops and to hear about their cultural histories, and then visit the North Window, where you can admire the Mitten Butte from a different perspective. Your tour then ends with return to your departure point.

Please note: Guides are locals who have been praised for their storytelling skills and are first aid- and CPR-certified. Water is available but it's recommended that you bring your own snacks and other necessities.

Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Mitten View, Mitchell Mesa, Merrick Butte, Elephant/Camel Buttes, John Fords Point, Three Sisters, and Rain God. Backcountry: Chiefs Head, Big Hogan, Totem Pole View, Suns Eye, Ear of the Wind, and hogan demonstration.

7 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • We do observe Daylight Savings TIme. We are on Mountain Standard Time (UT). Be advised that there is a one hour time difference between Arizona Time Zone and the Navajo Nation Time Zone (Mid-March to October).
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • NOT responsible for lost or stolen items (cameras, phones, wallets, passports, etc.) while on the tour. Please only bring items you need to make your tour more comfortable (jackets, cameras, snacks, etc.)
  • COVID19 Protocols exercised and in place
  • Departing from The View Hotel lobby near wooden benches. Have your confirmation# ready.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Face coverings are mandatory
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • If you are feeling any symptoms of COVID19 or have been around a person who tested positive, please advise us immediately for cancelation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Enclosed vehicle may have been better option on that day.
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Fabulous tour
Neila_B, Mar 2023
Our guide, John, shared his personal Navajo experiences with us, as well as explaining the stories of the different rock formations.
A great day!
William_G, Mar 2023
This place is amazing....beyond amazing! The landscape is stunning. Our guide, Elvis, was wonderful. He was so knowledgeable on the area and also the peoples and thier life and history. Do it!
Wonderful Tour
Migdalia_G, Mar 2023
The tour was very comprehensive. I loved hearing the history of the Navajos. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and he played the flute for us -- it was so beautiful. I was with my three grandkids and they all totally enjoyed the tour.
Excellent experience!!
Tony_W, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Elvis was amazing. We would request Elvis again next time we visit. Saw amazing vistas and scenery.
Van tour of monument valley
James_S, Mar 2023
Guide john was great. Very knowledgable. It wasnt really a jeep tour as advertized but it was cold and looked like rain so we didnt mind the van. Our guide took us to some spiritual sites and played beautiful music with a flute like instrument and drum. All round nice experience.
Great tour for families
Patrick_L, Mar 2023
Harry was very informative and friendly and we enjoyed his singing! We would recommend for families!
An awesome, mind boggling day!
George_D, Feb 2023
The magnificent sights and the amazing history and stories told by our guide Larry Team. We couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide. We highly recommend him.
Margaret_G, Feb 2023
Jamieson was exceptional, pointing out the natural wonders of the valley, their spiritual significance and weaving in his tribal culture, traditions and values! He breathed life to the monuments!
Very enjoyable tour with stops including navajo food, jewellry and amazing landscape!
abigail_d, Jan 2023
Harry was a great guide. I recommend taking a moment to grab a navajo taco and fry bread. Also check outs Harry's photography of this landscape its amazing!!
The Magic of Monument Valley
kim_f, Jan 2023
This was the most incredible tour I’ve ever taken. My husband feels the same. We had the absolute best tour guide, Larry Team, who shared stories and provided insights to this magical place.
The tour guide is really awesome!
Jia_M, Dec 2022
Love the guided tour, learned how to shot a great photo😁 definitely recommended Minimum characters not enooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooough
Highly recommended
KokHuat_G, Dec 2022
Wonderful experience and jeep ride. Out guide, Harry was excellent. Highly recommend this. We had excellent photo opp thanks to our guide
Great experience
Eloy_F, Nov 2022
We had a great experience, and Lee was an excellent guide!! Absolutely recommended!! Don't hesitate to book this tour ;)
A fun tour seeing the Valley of the Monuments
Michael_C, Nov 2022
Our guide Lee gave my brother and I alot of attention since we were the only visitors on this tour. We thought we were taking this tour in an open vehicle, but it was too cold, so we took a van instead. Lee also gave my brother some tips on taking photos, which we never expected!
Excellent, memorable tour!
Paul_M, Nov 2022
Our guide, John, provided one of the best tours I've ever experienced! I would recommend this tour to everyone.
John was the best tour guide! Clan before plan!
Saydie_Q, Nov 2022
It was so much fun. We had the best tour guide, John. Not only was he exceptionally knowledgeable, he had a fantastic sense of humor. He made the tour so much fun. John went out of his way to make sure that everyone had their phones in the correct settings, and he watched for unique photo opportunities for us. I posted the pics that he helped us with. He stopped on the side of the road because he spotted a puddle that gave a beautiful reflection of the landscape. We learned a lot about the Navajo culture.
Our Navajo guide, John,...
Kelly_B, Oct 2022
Our Navajo guide, John, was simply amazing. Educated us on so many parts of the Indian culture and traditions and played his flute for us at Sun's Eye Arch....brought me to tears.
Wonderful experience
Layne_S, Oct 2022
John (tour guide) brought the experience to life. He was an amazing combination of cultural anthropologist, geologist, and photography instructor. As a Navajo, he gave us an insider's view of the people who inhabited this land. The scenery is spectacular, and the context John provided made it and incredible experience. The guided tours visit places you can't go on your own. Well worth it!
The only way to see Monument Valley
ayrekarhodes, Oct 2022
The only way to see Monument Valley! We had John as our guide and he went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience. We learned about the formations and the history of the area. Amazing stories and awesome adventure!
Great tour
Jeri_B, Oct 2022
Our guide Steven was great! He seemed to genuinely enjoy sharing his heritage and valley with us. We had perfect weather for the tour and he got us back to the hotel in time for an amazing sunset! Highly recommend this tour!